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Mar 2, 2012 5:00am EST
not going there therethe issue... g-o-p presidential candidate mitt romney is accused of back-ttaccing on... and the reason he says... he waa misund. ((break 1)) ((bump n)) ((2--hot toss to weather)) ((ad lib meteorologiit)) 3 ((traffic reporter ad libs)) map fiber 695 at proviodencemdot 695 at bwmapmdott95 at 152 mta 3 3 3 3 3 the auto industry... is going fulllforce ahead. well they did in shhppers are buying. cars buying. 'no, i can't be for that,' g-o-p presidential candidate... rickksantorum is throwing an accusing finger at fellow candidate mitt romney. the issue romney's accuuee of flip-flopping on... nd what he recieved for his campaign... that santorum didn't. ((bump out)) 3 mitt romney hopes to keee up his winning ways heading into next week's "super tuesday". republicaa presidential - nominees.romney won three more states this week ... michigan, arizona anddwyoming.but as joe johns reports ... he's also given his opponeets some ammunition to take him down. down. 3--reporter pkg-as followss--in this roller coaster ride of aa race.. the sign that frontrunner status a
Mar 2, 2012 5:30am EST
you santorum was claiming victory in romney's home state despite losing the popular vote because of the 15-15 split of delegates there. party leaders, though, this morning outraged the santorum camp by voting to change the delegate breakdown giving romney 16 delegates and santorum 14. republican committee members said a rule that divided the delegates equally was incorrect and based on the popular vote romney comes out ahead. santorum blasted that decision during a campaign stop yesterday in the state of washington. >> good old boy network, they can't -- they have to change the rules after the game so they can win. that's pathetic. i just think that you really see what the romney campaign is all about. anything to win. after the fact break the rules, rewrite the rules. that's not the way republicans and conservatives do it. but, he's new to the conservative cause so i'm not surprised he doesn't know that. >> santorum's campaign put out a statement as well reading in part we never thought the romney campaign would try to rig the outcome of an election by changing the rules after the
Mar 2, 2012 12:00pm EST
flying between romney and santorum's campaigns, four days before super tuesday, the republican race sounds like a school yard fight at recess. it sounds like it and let's hear what is going on. rick santorum calling mitt romney a good old boy. >> you know, have to change the rules after the game, so they can win and that is pathetic. >> govern rendell, you are no stranger to the things in one of these fights. i feel like it's a turning points, the there's more hand to man combat between the romney campaign and santorum campaign over the delegate count in michigan. what say you? >> isn't life wonderful? this is all absurd, they are battling over one or two delegates they both have more to worry about. it makes them look small. if you are running fors of, whether it's mayor or governor or president, if you want to be a leader, you want to look big and bottom the fray, you want to look like auto visionary and when you get meyered in this stuff, in the worst, let your campaign managers do it. >> you can say the fight began over the robocalls that the santorum campaign placed. let's list
Comedy Central
Mar 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
can project that mitt romney will easily win arizona. >> jon: yes, romney wins arizona by 9:00! finally a primary night that ends early. going to bed without having to wait up and think about all the... >> in michigan, romney's native state, he holds a slight lead over santorum but it's too early to project. >> jon: michigan! (laughter) oh, i'm michigan! (laughter) i'm slow in my primary results! i'm your upper peninsula. (laughter) i got my results in early. you're not densely populated! well you're not densely... (laughter). (cheers and applause) >> jon: for you kids at home that didn't understand what just happened, my hand just (bleep)ed. (laughter) yes, as it turned out, michigan was not called until well after 10:30 p.m. which meant the 24-hour networks had some time on their hands. of course, being serious news networks and realizing in the grand scheme of things a near tie in a state primary that assigns delegates proportionately isn't all that important, they filled that time with in-depth reports on syria and the geopolitical ramifications of the incipient... i'm (ble
Mar 1, 2012 7:00pm PST
the impact of republicans waging this fight now? >> you have a potential misstep by mitt romney. >> mitt romney yesterday saying for about an hour that he did not support the amendment. >> i'm not going there. and then reversing course. >> i didn't understand the question. of course i support the amendment. >> it's a classic mitt romney move, is it not? >> he took should be an easy slam dunk and served it to a controversy. >> it does not serve mitt romney well to talk about the issues. >> he doesn't have the common touch. this is why he keeps making all the mistakes. >> democrats are terrified of him. >> if you don't run chris christ christie, romney will be the nominee, and we'll lose. >> we have to find a replacement for this robotic plutocrat who could hold the attention of the can of tuna. today the united states senate defeated the controversial blunt amendment to allow employers to deny insurance coverage of any medical treatment for any reason, based on any religious or moral objection. but by a surprisingly close vote of 51-48, with retiring senator olympius snow of main
Mar 2, 2012 8:00am PST
the state of ohio. mitt romney closing the gap with rick santorum. we'll look at what's astake and who is ahead in the money race. >>> plus the war on women. georgetown university law student sandra fluke speaks out about being degrated in the worst possible way by rush limbaugh. and serious questions about a gate crasher, a suspected drunk driver arrest aed after smashing through a gate and getting on to a major runway with a passenger jet seconds from touching down. i'm thomas roberts. great to have you with me. just four days until the all-important super tuesday. the day known for making and breaking candidacies. no prize bigger than the state of ohio with 66 delegates. the battle for the buckeye state already a nail biter. pollsters saying it's a two-man neck and neck race. santorum ahead 35% to 31%. important to point out there. joining me this morning, strategist debbi ding l, and harry bacon. a poll shows romney has narrowed this gap. a third of voters saying they can still change their mind. but when you look at the demographics of ohio, 79% making less than $100,000 a yea
Mar 2, 2012 11:00am EST
this morning, strategist debbi ding l, and harry bacon. a poll shows romney has narrowed this gap. a third of voters saying they can still change their mind. but when you look at the demographics of ohio, 79% making less than $100,000 a year. santorum seems to have the advantage when it comes to that demographic. romney and santorum so different when it comes to how people look at them and their financial background. which one has to take ohio? >> i think it means a lot to both of them. you have had momentum shifts back and forth. you're going to see a pretty big map. in ohio, even though it's not the one with the most delegates, that would be georgia. that's what everybody is going to be looking at because of the battleground in the general election. whoever takes ohio is going to take another big momentum shift. if it's mitt romney, he can say i'm the nominee, i think he can say this is a race to tampa. i have proven i can win in tough states. this is a big state for both of them. >> let's talk about newt gingrich. the camp that he has rolling out. targeting santorum in oklahoma
Mar 2, 2012 6:00am PST
? >> good job, my man, cole. it's "morning joe." >>> four days to go before super tuesday. mitt romney, not even campaigning in a super tuesday state. why? he's learned from past mistakes. he's focused on washington's standard caucuses, even though no delegates are awarded. will romney's "whatever it takes" strategy pay off tomorrow and on tuesday? >>> and so much for that time. michigan officials award mitt romney another dealegate. >>> and super tuesday won't just be about the presidential primaries, it's also the first round of congressional primaries. and redistricting that has left house members fighting with colleagues from their own party to keep their seats. it's win or go home time for some very familiar faces. it's friday, march 2nd, this is "the daily rundown." let's get right to my first read of the morning. 11 states vote in the next four days. and unlike a month ago, mitt romney is leaving nothing to chance. he's spending today in washington state, where he's making a full-fledged effort to win the caucuses, although there's no delegates at stake. romney is determined not
Mar 2, 2012 4:00am PST
mitt romney would definitely sign it. >> definitely, maybe. romney having trouble finding his bearings about this. >> remember what i said? i don't remember what i said. >> foundering much more seriously last night with a question from ohio network news. >> mark rubio is being debated later this week that deals with allowing employers to ban providing female cont cention. vutaken a position. >> i'm not for the bill, but the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions of cont cention in a situation between a man and woman husband and a wife, i'm not going there. >> he went there last night with an explanation: >> he misunderstood a question specifically about blunt-rubio? even rick santorum wasn't buying that. >> when asked that question his knee jerk reaction was i can't be for that. and then after his consultantas talked to him and oh, i didn't understand the question. maybe he did maybe he didn't. >> he didn't want to maybe. the it is not a popular question: romney struggling with his tendency to put foot firmly in mouth including telling fans of the daytona 500 s
Mar 2, 2012 11:00am PST
that the michigan republican party voted to award the state's at large delegates to romney rather than divide them. romney has 16-14 delegate edge. the math adds up to a very angry santorum. >> the good old boy network. change the rules after the game so they with win. that's pathetic. >> as for next week's super tuesday contest a new poll shows canto rum clinging to a slim lead in the crucial state of ohio. santorum now leading mitt romney 35-31. a week ago he had a seven-point lead. let's bring in our political panel. let's talk about these numbers out ohio. santorum had a seven-point lead. it's dwindling away a bit. kind of what we saw in michigan. they don't like the comparison. >> i was just on the ground in ohio last week. unemployment is way high in that state. it's a very, very conservative, socially conservative state. i was in ash wednesday service, and from the pulpit, thaip said during the prayers of the people, we have to pray for the attack by h.h.s. on our religious freedom. this isn't a college town. it's a conservative state, but unemployment numbers are high. san
Mar 2, 2012 10:00am EST
super pac era in terms of mitt romney. and they see themselves facing a tsunami of million-dollar donors. and they are worried about that. they want to raise a lot of money. >> can you make up that kind of money, robert, with small donors? can you make up that money if somebody is giving $250? >> you're going to have to. super pacs are not only the part this equation. you see mitt romney who relied on big donors. he's turning to small donors asking for some money because they will survive the long haul. but also for the general election. >> statistics are fascinating. $63 million raised through january by mitt romney. only 9% of that was $200 or less. here's the problem i see. you're one of the richest candidates who has ever run. you're saying thing its like my wife is driving two cadillacs. how easy is it for somebody to say please send me $10? >> it's going to be tough in a primary for mitt romney to make an argument for $3 when he's worth millions of dollars. but mitt romney's goal right now when he solicited small donations is to have the idea of eligibility. he hopes people
Mar 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
events, in the run-up to super tuesday. >> reporter: mitt romney started his campaign day in energy-rich north dakota hammering president obama over the surging price of gasoline. >> he should be hanging his head and taking a little bit of the blame for what's going on today. >> reporter: gas prices have pushed their way onto the campaign agenda, rising 45 cents a gallon since the first of the year. but in a blog post today, the white house again highlighted figures showing u.s. reliance on oil imports falling in each of the three years of the obama presidency. back in fargo, romney argued it would be down even more, if not for the president's policies, including his veto of a plan to speed up the keystone oil pipeline project. >> when someone says do you want to bring in a pipeline that's going to create tens of thousands of jobs to bring oil in from canada how in the world can you say no? but he did. this is a president that does not understand energy. he is the problem not the solution. >> reporter: the president counterpunched in nashua, new hampshire, rejecting republican plans
Mar 2, 2012 5:00pm EST
. let's go to the "hardball" score board. i love this. in washington state, it's mitt romney with a five-point lead over rick santorum. romney taking the state seriously. he campaigned there today. don't bet on the margin. now to ohio. the new poll shows santorum still holding a lead out there, but it's shrinking. santorum is at 35%. that's going to be a squeaker. although a lot of rural parts of ohio are religious and conservative. last week santorum's lead was seven many in that poll. we'll be right back. [ engine re] [ male announcer ] you know what that is? that's the sound of a mid-sized sedan that doesn't whine when you step on the gas. that's the most powerful v-6 engine in its class that also gets 29 miles per gallon on the highway. it's a very rare bird indeed. that's why we put wings on it. ♪ i'm going to own my own restaurant. i want to be a volunteer firefighter. when i grow up, i want to write a novel. i want to go on a road trip. when i grow up, i'm going to go there. i want to fix up old houses. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. i want to
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Mar 2, 2012 6:00pm EST
with big private delegate ace head of the mother lode of delegates on tuesday. mitt romney appears to be gaining and rick santorum is definitely attacking. >> campaigning in ohio, rick santorum had one word to describe the latest revolutio revolutions about romney's record. [ inaudible ] that was aimed at the attack on santorum and gingrich as influence peddling washington insiders after this 10-year-old rid owe reveal by abc news showed romney running for governor in 2002, promising to use his washington connection to get money for massachusetts. >> i'm a big believer to get money where the money is. the money is in washington. it learn from the olympic experience if you have people who understand how washington works and personal associations there, you can get money to help build economic development opportunities. >> aides say he is pursued fund for his state as all governors do. he was in washington state holding a nonbinding caucus tomorrow. he made no mention of his rivals. the latest quinnipiac poll shows romney closing the gap to a virtual tie. santorum, 35. romney 31 in t
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Mar 2, 2012 3:00pm EST
, unchallenged, prepares for the general election. campaign carl cameron like in cleveland, he. romney called newt gingrich and rick santorum washington insiders but now he may have trouble making that argument. >>carl: well, today, rick santorum has a new word, a single word, with which to describe mitt romney and he calms hip a hypocrite stemming from a video that goes back ten years to mitt romney's 2002 run for the governorship. they say they were both lobbyists and earmarkers and relying on the washington pork but this is romney that was recorded by democrats and discovered by abc news and it changes the dynamic for romney. >> i'm a big believer in getting money where the money is, and the money is in washington i learned from my olympic expense if you have people who understand how washington works and have personal association there you can get money to help build economic development opportunity. >>carl: they said, look, the governor, at time a candidate, he did what all chief executives do, get their fair share of the federal taxes and go back to washington. all the governors do it a
Mar 2, 2012 10:00am PST
live in washington. in our "daily fix" romney heads to ohio today with one more delegate in his column, after the michigan republican party gave him a post-game win, voteding to award the two at large delegates, giving romney a 16-14 delegate edge in the state, instead of a 15 all tie. chris is a contributor and managing editor of "post" we said the other day that super tuesday's run up, that this was now going to be trench warfare, delegate by delegate, the romney team proved it right away. this is not only bragging rights which is important, but it's changing the rules mid game, we have proof from the michigan republican chairman to nbc news that in fact, this was supposed to be proportional and they did change the rules after the fact and every delegate will count. >> well, it shows you that the romney camp or the michigan the campaign pushing in that direction, is literally willing to fight for every delegate. i'm skeptical that it goes all the way out into june and into the convention as a pure delegate race. i think if mitt romney is able to win ohio on tuesda
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Mar 2, 2012 9:00am EST
mitt romney's 31%. newt gingrich 17%. he has high hopes for the south. ron paul always hopes to be the wildcard in any one of these races. he's at 12%. ohio is a crucial state on the road to the nomination as it always is, in this case because it's a tight race between santorum and romney. a lot of folks in ohio are starting to look at this and think about who they want to vote for. 65% say their mind are pretty much made up. but 35% say they could change their minds based on what they hear in the coming days. you have got to get to 1,144 for the delegate race. we are going from 183 with which for mitt romney in his column. so this will be a significant moment. many would expect -- unless it gets spread out evenly. we'll get to some kind of resolution. bill: ohio will get a lot of attention, and so will georgia. gingrich put a lot of his focus on winning that state. santorum telling voters the government has to stop taking your money and giving it to other people. >> they are taking wealth from some and redistributing. saying everybody has to be equal, otherwise it's not fair. bill
Mar 1, 2012 11:00pm PST
republicans condemning what he had to say today? nowhere. where's mitt romney on this push for birth control? yesterday he was against it. before he was for it later in the afternoon. he first said what he believes, he doesn't like the idea of getting involved in this kind of thing. then he realized his job now is to parrot with the right wing wants him to believe. i guess he got confused which mitt he was being asked about. >>> plus, olympia snowe's departure from the u.s. senate is another example of how in today's gop, moderates need not apply. >>> plus did some elements of the saudi government play a helpful role in 9/11? a lot of people have long suspected the answer is yes. two u.s. senators are now saying it out loud on the record. >>> finally, let me finish with tough comments about the republican party's spiritual leader. we begin with rush limbaugh and the republicans who won't stand up against him. today he showed no remorse for the disrespectful language he used yesterday in talking about the georgetown student who testified about the importance of contraception in women'
Mar 1, 2012 9:00pm EST
yesterday. mitt romney won. the washington state republican caucuses are on saturday. but the next big republican contest, the big pile of delegates, that's coming up on tuesday. super tuesday, march 6th. and in the lead up to tuesday, republican front-runner mitt romney is meeting the ohio media. >> the issue of birth control, contraception, blunt/rubio is being debated, i believe, later this week, that deals with or allowing employers to ban providing female contraception. have you taken a position on that? >> i'm not for the bill. but, look, the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, a husband and wife, i'm not going there. >> "i'm not for the bill." "i'm not going there." that was mitt romney in an interview with the ohio news network, proclaiming that he is against something called the blunt amendment, or the blunt/rubio amendment. the amendment would let employers pick and choose what their employees get from health insurance. now, this, of course, sprung from a republican desire that your boss s
Comedy Central
Mar 1, 2012 6:30pm PST
" state. it was really big wins for romney. i mean, taking his home state of michigan by a whopping 3.2%. (laughter) now to those looking for a champion to defeat obama, that seems a little weak but mitt really charged us up. >> we didn't really win by a lot but we won by enough. >> stephen: yes! there's your battle cry. romney, 2012. enough. (laughter) god, i'm so scared. shake it off! okay, okay. i'm not the only one throughout who is a little mitt-bivalent. conserve 2 +*eu6 columnis column erick erick zorn who wrote "if republicans are not panic and trying desperately to pull bobby jindal in into the race tomorrow, the party leaders must have a death wish." yes! that's the ticket. we can stop obama with jindal's electrifying star power. jimmy, hit me with some jindal juice. >> as a child i remember going to the grocery store with my dad. >> stephen: yes! get bobby jindal out there. if he's not 35 yet, get him a fake i.d., we're desperate. somebody, anybody, rubio, christie, that lady who's not a witch! how about cuato? at this point he's more appealing to women than santorum. (laught
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Mar 1, 2012 10:00pm PST
help suppress it. >> greta: let me turn to the campaign. the romney campaign super pac has been running an ad, one of the clips quotes you from a 1986 speech in which you're quoted as saying that president reagan is clearly failing. that's a sound bite. i am curious if there is more to the story or not? >> you know... the romney campaign's level of dishonesty is really sad for somebody who wants to be president. everybody who has studied that period knows i was a very loyal ally of president reagan. the ambassador in charge of strategic communications, the highest ranking woman in the white house has written an article and said these things are total fabrication, they are deliberately taking things out of context. i was on the side of the president, fighting the republican establishment, which did not want him to say, mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. the republican establishment did not want him to call the soviet union an evil emscpier wondered why he was so fixatessed on defeating the soviet union. it's sad to watch somebody run for president, with a continuing pattern of d
Mar 1, 2012 8:00pm EST
patronized, the gentleman from louisiana used contraception. meanwhile, on the campaign trail, mitt romney attempt eed clean up the mess he created on the blunt amendment. romney came out against the measure just yesterday. >> i'm not for the bill, but, look, the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, a husband and wife, i'm not going there. >> immediately after that interview, romney's campaign said the candidate supported the blunt amendment. romney tried to clear up the confusion earlier. >> i didn't understand his question. of course i support the blunt amendment. i thought he was talking about some state law that prevented people from getting contraception. >> rick santorum isn't buying it. >> we saw an insight into what's in the gut of governor romney yesterday, when he was asked a question about the blunt amendment. well, then after his consultants talked to him and then he came back and said, oh, i didn't understand the question. well, maybe he did, maybe he didn't. but i'll tell you, if i was aske
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